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The Natural Bridge +

US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane

Natural Bridge, VA 24578

(540) 291-2121

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions.

Stay, and save too - Escape Packages booked online are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (MP 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

 

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  Surround yourself with hundreds of exotic and native butterflies in Virginia’s largest indoor butterfly garden, “Butterflies at the Bridge”.  Step back in time in the Wax Museum, and Toy Museum.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

 

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions. 

 

Stay, and save too- Escape Packages booked on-line are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

 

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (mp 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

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2015 Grandin Theatre Film Festival

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

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Highlights & Happenings

  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreati
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The m
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • Civil War Sesquicentennial
  • 2015 marks the 150th year anniversary of when the last shot east of the Mississippi was fired during the Civil War, which rang out in present-day Waynesville.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 66th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
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